Artist member since 2018
Hamilton , Ontario
Melissa Neil is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (2002). Recent exhibition history includes: Visitation, Hamilton Public Library; smoking lake, Assembly Gallery, Hamilton, 2017; Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, 2016; Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia, 2015; Melissa Neil New Paintings Studio Huddle, Toronto, 2014 and at Fine & Dandy window gallery, Toronto, 2014. Melissa is a recipient of the City of Hamilton, City Enrichment Fund Emerging Artist Project Grant. Her work is held in private collections in Ontario.
Favourite artist(s) right now
Katherine Bradford, Maureen Gallace, Fairfield Porter, Winifred Nicholson, Paul Cezanne.
What do you listen to when you work?
I stream whatever I might be in the mood for that day but I have a few stalwarts when in the studio: pj harvey, courtney barnett, nina simone and laura viers.
What kind of artwork do you have in your home?
I have art by friends and some of my own old favourites. I collect vintage photography.
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